Top 10 reasons the Coen brothers are like the Beatles
Everyone has a favorite Beatles song. And if there’s a Beatles song for everyone, why can’t there be a Coen brothers movie for everyone? After the shocking brilliance of their debut BLOOD SIMPLE., Joel and Ethan Coen followed up with RAISING ARIZONA, proving that they could make comedy just as well as crime drama and violence that actually has a point (most of the time). Since then, they’ve done just about everything in between.
So which Coen brothers movie are you?
10. John Goodman and John Turturro Fans: BARTON FINK, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?, MILLER’S CROSSING, more…
The writer-directors clearly have a select bunch of favorite actors to work with, and these two Johns are at the top of that list (along with Steve Buscemi, of course). Aside from their equally riveting turns in BARTON FINK, they have both given us gems large and small in a slew of the Coens’ movies, and Goodman will again be appearing in Coen-land in the upcoming INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, starring Justin Timberlake.
“Nobody fucks with the Jesus.”
You’re not the biggest fan of the Johns? Well, there’s still a Coen brothers film out there for you. Read nine other reasons the Coen brothers are like the Beatles.